Dan Rea: Umm Would Barack Obama be in if this thing was not this close?Probably some aide fed her the line about Giuliani, but never thought to warn her that Curt Schilling played for the Red Sox. There are some things aides don't think that they have to teach a candidate running in Massachusetts. Apparently, they didn't know how thick their candidate is.
Martha Coakley: Umm it’s hard to know, I think that he uh is welcome in Massachusetts and I’m sure everybody is happy to see a president come.
Rea: 62 to 36
Coakley: But I think probably if it weren’t so close Rudy Giuliani would be here and besides he’s a Yankee fan (Laughter) I just want people to know (Laughter)
Rea: Uhhh yeah but now Scott Brown has Curt Schilling
Coakley: and another Yankee fan
Rea: Curt Schilling a Yankee fan?
Coakley: nooo, alright I’m wrong on my, I’m wrong
Rea: The Red Sox’s great pitcher of the bloody sock?
Coakley: well he’s not there anymore.
Contrast her gaffe with the ease in which Scott Brown answered a reporter's question about why Bostonians should care what Giuliani says since he's a Yankees fan. Brown smiled and said that he believes in "a big tent."
Who's more at ease with him or herself as the campaign ticks to its end? This guy has natural skills that a Bill Clinton would envy.
UPDATE: Schilling, who supports Scott Brown, responds
I’ve been called a LOT of things…Then Schilling links to Michelle Malkin who gives a bit of advice to Coakley.
But never, and I mean never, could anyone ever make the mistake of calling me a Yankee fan. Well, check that, if you didn’t know what the hell is going on in your own state maybe you could….
Psst, Martha: Just in case you didn’t know, Boston’s Paul Revere was on America’s side, not Britain’s.And the liberals think that Sarah Palin is the biggest idiot to ever hit national politics and want people to vote for this woman?!